INDIANAPOLIS — A street party slowed traffic near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street Sunday night.

IMPD officials told FOX59 and CBS4 that street takeovers are an ongoing issue in the area. Police believe people meet up near Riverside Park and eventually spill out onto the street.

Video courtesy of FOX59/CBS4 photographer Nate Gulde

Police reported that their Event Response Group was dispatched to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street to help disperse the crowd. IMPD told FOX59 and CBS4 the street takeovers sometimes threaten public safety.

In post published to X — formerly known as Twitter — Reverend Dr. Charles Harrison wrote that street takeovers popped up near Castleton Mall and Keystone Avenue on Friday and Saturday. Harrison is a senior pastor at United Methodist Church and board president of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition. The Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition patrols portions of the city that have been affected by street takeovers.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.